Combing the Net – 4/18/2012

Clean Up Your Inbox: Pro Tips — Nobody needs this advice more than me. I’m ashamed to admit that my online packrattedness has gotten well out of hand. I have never permanently deleted an e-mail from this computer, leaving me with a total of about 17,000 messages stored on my hard drive. Because you never know when you’re going to need to reference one… right?

How Religion Is Portrayed In Video Games — This was a pretty interesting video from Gamespot’s Danny O’Dwyer, an atheist who is nonetheless troubled by the reluctance of the video game industry to represent religion without resorting to stereotypes. Warning: contains some NSFW language.

Do You Believe In Common Grace? — A short note from the pastor of Nashville’s Immanuel Church on why he enjoys (and frequently posts on his blog) secular music. If this topic interests you, I can’t recommend Russell Moores weekly podcast “The Cross and the Jukebox” highly enough!

Youth Ministry’s Tendency Toward Legalism — Thoughtful reflections from a youth pastor who sees four challenges (which are not necessarily unique to youth ministry) that result in a tendency to teach moralism rather than grace.

Scripture-Twisting on the Campaign Trail — Michael Horton takes to task those on both the political left and right for quoting Scripture out of context to fit their agenda. I wrote something similar during the 2008 campaign season, but Horton’s a much better thinker/writer than I am!

The Jesus Storybook Bible Curriculum Kit — I’ve written before about how much I love the Jesus Storybook Bible, so I’m really excited to know that they’ve now produced a curriculum kit based on this Bible for use in Sunday School classes! You can read more about it here, but you can purchase it cheaper here. There’s also this helpful video preview:

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